Marlins line up their pitching
Grapefruit League play will get going on Thursday when the Marlins face the Nationals at Roger Dean Stadium.
Start time is 1:05 p.m. ET, with the gates opening around 11:30 a.m.
Anibal Sanchez will make the start for Florida, and throw about 35 pitches (or two innings). Also slated to pitch on Thursday are Rick VandenHurk, Taylor Tankersley, Seth McClung, Scott Strickland and Dan Meyer.
On Friday, the Marlins will visit the Mets at Port St. Lucie. Chris Volstad is scheduled to start, followed by Hayden Penn, Chris Leroux, Cristhian Martinez, Brian Sanches and Derrick Turnbow.
On Saturday, the Marlins are back in Jupiter, taking on the Cardinals in the first of two meetings over the weekend.
Josh Johnson will make his Grapefruit League debut on Saturday, with the start time set at 1:05 p.m. ET. Clay Hensley, Brett Sinkbeil, Chris Schroder, Renyel Pinto and Leo Nunez also are lined up to pitch.
Tickets for all Marlins home games at Roger Dean Stadium are available on www.marlins.com. Gates open 90 minutes before the scheduled first pitch.
– Joe Frisaro